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  • EDU 606 - Understanding Learning and Teaching - 4 credits
  • SCE 718 - Curriculum Problems in Science - 3 credits
  • RED 625 - Literacy Across the Curriculum - 4 credits


  • SPE 612 - Adapting Instruction for Diverse Student Needs - 3 credits
  • SCE 613 - Methods and Curriculum in Teaching/Science - 3 credits
  • EDU 508 - Student Teaching/Candidacy/Science - 3 credits (Eleven weeks of part-time teaching in a local school)
  • EED 640 - Safe and Healthy Learning Environments  - 0 credits


  • EDU 508 - Student Teaching/Science - 6 credits (Eleven weeks of full-time teaching in a local school)
  • SCE 616 - Assessment and Data-driven Instruction/Science - 3 credits


  • ELL 645 - Issues in Educating English Language Learners - 3 credits
  • SCE 614 - The Nature of Science in Science Education - 3 credits
  • MISC Science Research Experience - 1 credit

Total credits: 36

Science Content

This program requires an undergraduate major in the science area of future certification, or a minimum of 30 semester hour credits in that science area. Courses from departments other than these science areas (e.g., engineering science) will be evaluated on an individual basis for appropriate science content to be used toward the 30 credits.

Students seeking a certificate in: must have a major in: or completed coursework including:
Biology Biology Organismic Biology; Genetics/molecular/cell Biology; Population biology/ecology.
Chemistry Chemistry Inorganic, Organic, Analytical, and Physical Chemistry (including Engineering)
Earth Science Earth Science
or Geology
Earth history; Paleontology; Mineralogy; Structural Geology; Hydrology; Glacial Geology
May also include Geology; Meterology; Astronomy
Physics Physics Mechanics; Electricity; Thermodynamics; Modern Physics such as Relativity, Kinetic Theory, and Quantum Theory
May also include Optics; Circuits; Particle Physics

Liberal Arts Distribution courses

Students need to complete the following liberal arts requirements (with no course grade less than a C):

  • Writing (course or equivalent)
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Social Science (other than history or psychology)
  • Artistic Expression (course or equivalent)
  • Humanities other than history or artistic expression
  • Language other than English including American Sign Language (Completion of a high school Foreign Language Level 3 or higher may be substituted.)